Monday, 7 April 2014

ATOMIC BOMB

William Onyeabor's music and the circumstances around the way he got access to now vintage synths but extremely rare even in the west are rather unusual and extraordinary.The guy is still alive in Nigeria where he has now become a priest.He doesn't like the spotlight (can't blame him) and doesn't seek recognition (doesn't need to either).A band called Atomic Bomb, alongside a host of well-known faces - musical pioneers in their own right you might say - who had come together to give Onyeabor's unique sound its first outing.These dudes have decided to play his music live led by David Byrne's label luaka bop.Among those 16 dudes we found Money Mark (Beastie Boys)Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) Kele Okereke from Bloc Party, Pat Mahony from LCD Soundsystem and Ghost Poet. They had all joined together to jam on Onyeabor’s music live "for the second time ever in the universe" (the first being in London the previous night).The second In Bristol.......
VERY COOL NIGHT!

Money Mark on Keyboards is quite something (The guy's a legend in many ways)


Thursday, 3 April 2014

NONDUM PENITUS MORTUUM (not quite dead yet)

AH!!!
 A couple days ago, someone among the handful of people in the world who visit this blog rightly asked me in a message "scuse me for asking but are you dead?".Bless you! you made me laugh a lot and I thank you for your care and concern.No I survived! While still fondly enjoying the posts of the like of Blundetto, Beats and Carrotz etc. I just simply stopped posting one day.

I will leave you all enjoying springtime with this gem from Lee Oskar. Although sometimes the production is on the wrong side of the 80's jazz funk I love this tune.my fav bit is past the 7th minute because i'm a sucker for harmonica.
Lee Oskar - Our Road

Peace to all!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

MI YESSICA

Perhaps i shouldn't be teasing, but i just spent a week in Ibiza finally scoring a bit of vitamin D and this song felt just right under the sun sipping my mojito...

Sunday, 24 March 2013

THAT THING YOU DO

Maverick Sabre - Do your thing

(I took this picture 11 years ago in Tanzania.It was my last shot on an underwater disposable camera.It was just meant to be,i'm still stunned to this day)

Monday, 21 January 2013

DOGGYLUSIVE


Always wanted to post this tune.love the way it's built.like a old house.not a brick out of place.


never need as much warmth as in the middle of the winter
Mima Y DJ Nature - La vieja voladora

this band i posted alredy but i can't get out of my head.interesting harmonies without falling into jazz cliches.
Hiatus Kaiyote - Mobius Streak

it could come out straight out of a Prince of Ballard or early Blundetto mixtape.Never enough of these.







sampled by (i'm usually really bad at spotting samples, but this one i got)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

EXCELSIOR

It was a long cold and wet week and it was nice to get all cosy by the fire and to slow right down after a manic day and to listen to some tunes lying on the wooly carpet.
sound is slow warm and comforting tonight (except track 1 & 2).don't miss the last one....night night...





Saturday, 5 January 2013

SOFT SPOT

     VIA
Unmistakably from Truth & Soul , new single for Lady..(the track is altered towards the end because it's brand new,i bought it do the same if you like)                                                                                                                                              
Lady - Money (truth & soul 2013)

huge guilty pleasure yet the prod and arrangements are expertly crafted and man! it really works! 


I haven't deeply enjoyed what Patchworks has produced since Cocan but this one is a winner
PATCHWORKS - LOS LADRONES


today is good a day!
Hanbook - Sunrising

OK there's always will be only one Outkast and this isn't quite them, but you gotta love the video!

Dark, Moody,Broody,Frenchy (Thanks to Blundetto for reminding me that french music also exists)
Francoiz Breut - Marie-Lise

Best version i ever heard
U Roy - Tom drunk

From excellent compilation,when we were young
deadly headly - 35 years from alpha


SPOT ME! (I'm feeling playful)

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AS ALWAYS COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED AND VERY WELCOME.SO IF YOU LIKE OR DON'T ,SAY SOMETHING...SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE I'M POSTING THE THINGS I LIKE FOR MYSELF ON INTERNET...WHICH IS IF I THINK A BIT TOO LONG ABOUT IT,VERY WRONG.THANKS FOR ENCOURAGEMENTS AND COMMENTS ON THE LATEST POSTS.BLESS.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

MMXIII

Looking up to a bright shiny year? 
wishing everyone out there a Happy and healthy 2013!

I've got some random things here that attracted me lately...

First up the ever excellent TBG reworking his magic on Darondo's genius..just out..buy it!
Darondo Feat. TallBlackGuy - I don't want to leave


stoomp...pa pa pa pa pa stoomp pa pa pa pa pa stoomp pa pa pa pa stoomp pa pa pa pa pa stoomp
Wiley Terry - Follow the leader (DJ Agent 86 edit)


Libadu sisters- danger


I found difficult to find interesting modern music in cumbia and latin derivated sounds as they often the same and not exactly venturing in new directions per say but these guys are something else:
Meridian Brothers - Salsa Del Zombie (Perseguido Por Alegres Buitres)


This is colder yet warm.from norway:
Cashmere Cat - Mirror Maru


This one requires a decent amount of fog in your studio:
XXYYXX - About you


from blue velvet:
love letters _ketty lester


ANY COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED AND WELCOME!

PS: A THOUGHT FOR ARMED SNOBBERY WHICH HAS ENDED LAST WEEK.THE BLOG WAS THE SOURCE FOR COUNTLESS DISCOVERIES AND INSPIRATION.IT WAS GOOD WHILE IT LASTED.THANK POB!

Friday, 2 November 2012

GREASE BREAKING BAD

I was at school with the winner of the hair brushing fight.He posted it on facebook.I think it's just fully awesome.here it is:


A BEAUTIFUL THING...

Sunday, 14 October 2012

PEEKABOO

HI FOLKS,

Deliciously wonky....
Baron Retif & Conception Perez - Cascade


the bass, the soothing vocal.
Liam Bailey seems to make unanimity among my fellow bloggers, this one one came out a few months ago on the cloud and didn't seem to make much noise.why? i don't know, you tell me:
Liam Bailey - when will they learn



franco micalizzi - lo chiamavano trinita - titoli
I can't get the whistling bit out of my head,I even had to find the notes on the harmonica.sounds good though...









Sunday, 23 September 2012

The voice

It's always been about the voice.The music remains one of my biggest guilty pleasure.
for the rest no other than Charles puts its better:

Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté.


















oh come on!....it's sunday and it was raining all day!